Cynorkis aurantiaca Ridl. 1886 SECTION Parviflorae

Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATERSummer

Common Name The Orange Cynorkis

Flower Size

Found in central Madagascar in evergreen forests as an epiphyte and marshes as a terrestrial at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with 2 tubers, a single grass-like leaf that blooms in the later summer on a thin, bristly-glandular, erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bicornella aurantiaca (Ridl.) Szlach. & Kras 2006; Cynosorchiss aurantiaca Ridley 1886;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Cynosorchis aurantiaca drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2008 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;